October 30, 1997 |
Hundreds of residents who received flu shots at clinics in Monroe, Conn., are worried that they might have been exposed to viruses that cause hepatitis and AIDS, health officials said. They said many residents lined up for recommended hepatitis B shots after the scare. The shots are being given as a precaution because the town's health director, who has since resigned, did not change the syringe between flu shots that he gave to about 468 people.
October 7, 2002 |
A growing number of doctors are now convinced that for many people, too much iron in the blood is a bigger health problem than too little. "For years we were getting, 'Rah, rah, the more iron the better.' Now that has changed around completely," said Richard Stevens, a cancer epidemiologist at University of Connecticut Health Center who has studied the potential health risks of elevated levels of iron.
April 20, 1993 |
Cigna Sues NME, Claims Fraud: Cigna Corp. said it has sued National Medical Enterprises Inc., alleging that the psychiatric hospital operator committed widespread insurance fraud against the Connecticut health insurer. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas on March 24, seeks repayment of millions of dollars of patient treatment charges that it alleges were billed fraudulently. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, based in New York, is also a plaintiff in the suit.
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October 10, 1988 |
An experimental contraceptive vaccine has blocked fertility without fail in female and male guinea pigs, researchers report, raising prospects that a similar approach might work for women and men. The vaccine is designed to prevent fertilization, which may make it more widely acceptable than another vaccine already being tested in humans that stops development of the embryo, other scientists said.
August 4, 1994
After more than a century of girding the loins of American male athletes--and giving its name to those who wear it--the jock is slipping. Although the jock alone may be an endangered species, it's still issued by many college and pro teams. And protective cups, both hard and soft--with cup supporters that, with any luck, keep them in position--have never gone out of style in contact sports. But novel fabrics and designs have helped to create a new generation of athletic underwear.
April 13, 2011 |
A representative for Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday that the actress recently underwent inpatient treatment for bipolar II disorder at a Connecticut mental health facility. Booster Shots spoke about the disorder with David J. Miklowitz, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know. " Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is typically lifelong and recurrent, Miklowitz said. Some people have their first episode in childhood, others later in life; the majority, during the teen years. Some people experience episodes every few years; others are in and out of episodes constantly.